An 8-year-old Brooklyn boy was injured Friday after he was hit by a livery cab, who then fled the scene. The incident happened near Knickerbocker Avenue and Schaefer Street in Bushwick shortly before 8 p.m. Friday. Witnesses told the News that victim Frankelly Acevedo was thrown 20 feet by the impact, but was awake: "He was saying, ‘Mom, don't cry. I’m all right. I’m going to be okay. But he was bleeding bad and he couldn’t move,” said Argelia Liriano, boy’s godmother and neighbor.
Witnesses told NBC that he and other children were playing near a fire hydrant when Acevedo was hit by the black Lincoln Town Car. Liriano added that the impact cracked the windshield of the cab: “The car came too fast." The boy was taken to Brookdale Hospital with head injuries, where he is listed in stable condition. "Frankie landed face up in the street and [the driver] fled. Now Frankie is in the hospital with a head injury. We just pray he makes it," said his grandmother, Flavia Martinez. No arrests have been made, and police are looking for the suspect.